Edwin Jether Lambert was born in Shoreditch, East London in 1856, the son of a bootmaker.
He is recorded as having lived in both London and Brighton, his London address given as 4 Wildwood Terrace, Hampstead in 1904.
He specialised in landscape and animal subjects, and between 1881 and 1928 he exhibited paintings at many major artistic venues of his day, including the following:
The Royal Academy,
Agnew & Sons Gallery
The Royal Society of British Artists at Suffolk Street
The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours
The Royal Institute of Oil Painters
The Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.
A preliminary sketch for the decoration of the Central Hall at St. Paul's Girls' School in Hammersmith, London which was exhibited at the Royal Academy is illustrated in “Academy Architecture, 1904”; and the decoration of the vestibule at Balfour Place in London, which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1906 is illustrated in “Academy Architecture” in that same year.
A portrait of General Lord Richard Airey, 17th Colonel of the Royal Fusiliers (1868–1881) by Edwin Lambert is at the Fusilier Museum at Tower Hill in East London.
Edwin Jether Lambert died in Redhill Hospital in Edgware, North London in 1932.